I have many years of experience teaching clarinettists of all ages from beginner to diploma standard. My teaching focusses on building a secure technical foundation, by helping students develop the ability to really listen to themselves and practise productively. I use my extensive knowledge of music history and historical performance practice to bring repertoire to life and reveal the historical ‘secrets’ that can help us master even the most difficult repertoire.
In 2016, After many years of teaching in and around London, I relocated to West Yorkshire, where I work with undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of York. I also teach on Boxwood & Brass’s annual Harmoniemusik weekend at Benslow Music.
Coaching and masterclasses
I love coaching musicians and ensembles on aspect of playing technique and historically-informed performance. I have worked with organisations including Chethams School of Music and the University of Oxford’s Transforming C19th HIP project, and am a regular coach on the Masters programme of the Jeune Orchestre de l’Abbaye aux Dames. I am happy to give visiting classes in person or by video link: please contact me if you would like to discuss a booking!